Now that I’ve had a good day or so to thaw out, I’ve finished and posted my photos from this year’s Yukon Quest start up in Whitehorse. I had a fantastic weekend with my good friends and Whitehorse residents Chad, Peg and their gorgeous pooch, Oakley. Many thanks to them, and to the good folk at Air North, Yukon’s Airline, for their time and hospitality.
Probably the highlight of this trip for me was getting the chance to finally see the Northern Lights in all their glory. They really are a spectacular and mysterious phenomena, and one I am glad to be able to say I have finally witnessed in the flesh!
The lowlight? Probably my attempt to board a plane with a dirty big Swiss Army Knife in my carry-on camera bag, the frostbite I got on my nose, or simply just the bloody freezing (roughly -30 degrees all weekend) temps. It’s all part of the fun I guess!
I wish all the competitors of the 2009 Yukon Quest a safe and speedy race. I really admire all 29 entrants on their sheer guts for taking on a 1,000 mile, 10-12 day race like that in one of the world’s most remote and harsh environments. Just awesome stuff.
I’ve put together a gallery, similar to the one I prepared for my visit to the 2007 event, and posted it online. Click on the image above, to view the gallery, and feel free to leave your comments below.